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Florida's 2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Friday, August 5th to Sunday, August 7th
Posted: 11:42 AM, Jul 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-25 19:46:28Z
Parents, get ready to save some money as your children prepare to go back to school.
 
Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday kicks off on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. and will end Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
 
 
During that time, no sales tax will be collected on clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, and on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. This is a cut allowance Florida state officials recently voted on.
 
Check the complete 2016 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday PDF for a full list of eligible items.
 
 
MAXIMIZE SAVINGS DURING SALES TAX HOLIDAYS
 
The state has no issue with you using coupons or taking advantage of buy-one-get-one-free sales during the sales tax holiday, according to the Free tax weekend website .
 
Retailers are increasingly competitive in the back-to-school period, so be on the lookout for bargains that are unlikely to repeat themselves during the school year.